Monday, November 15, 2010
Another Patriotic Cover: Southern Aristocracy
Earlier this year, I made a post about a patriotic cover in my collection
Here's a copy of the one other such item I have, this one captioned "SOUTHERN ASS-STOCK-CRAZY," another unkind view of Southern culture, especially its leadership and upper-class.
The words "Southern Confederacy" are printed on the donkey, as it is tries to pull away from a post called "Union." The US Flag waves from the post, while the Confederate national flag is tied to the donkey's tail.
The publisher of this piece is unknown, but this link to the Library of Congress says this was printed in 1861. Since this was the first national flag of the Confederacy and it did exist starting in early 1861, that date seems very possible for this unused cover.
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